The “Here’s Johnny!” scene from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ in 10 different languages.
The “Here’s Johnny” scene is a famous scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror movie The Shining. The scene involves the main character Jack Torrence (played by Jack Nicholson) breaking through a door with a fireman’s ax. After a hole is formed in the door, Nicholson places his face through and says the phrase “Here’s Johnny,” intentionally dragging out the vowels of both words. The scene was parodied in popular culture almost immediately after the movie was released, and thus the joke predates the internet.
The words “Here’s Johnny” originally came from the late night talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. Ed McMahon, the announcer of the show, would begin each show by introducing the host, Johnny Carson. He often opened the show by using the phrase “and now here’s Johnny”. The line “Here’s Johnny” gained further fame when it was said by Jack Nicholson’s character in the film.